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Robert Gerle Papers

Abstract

Title:
Robert Gerle Papers
Author/Creator:
Gerle, Robert
Collection number:
08-82-GERLE
Size:
6 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1920-1960
Inclusive dates:
1873-1992
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Robert Gerle (1924-2005) was a concert violinist, conductor, and teacher. Born in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia), Gerle graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and studied at the National Conservatory of Music. After World War II he began a concert career in the U.S. Teaching positions at Peabody Institute in Baltimore and the Mannes College of Music in New York followed. In 1972 Gerle began the orchestra program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). For the next two decades, Gerle taught at UMBC and The Catholic University of America, conducted the Friday Morning Music Club, and served as musical director of the Washington Sinfonia.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Robert Gerle Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/4618
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Robert Gerle (1924-2005) was a noted concert violinist, conductor, and professor based in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas during the last thirty years of his career. Born in Abbazia, Italy, now Opatija, Croatia, of Hungarian parents, Gerle began study of the violin at a young age, graduating from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and the Hungarian National Conservatory of Music. In 1942 he won the Hubay prize for violin performance.

During World War II, Gerle, who was from a Jewish family, spent several years in a labor camp in Budapest. With the approach of the Soviets, he escaped in late 1944, only to be found by Soviet soldiers in January 1945 hiding with 26 other Hungarian Jews in a crawl space over a music professor's apartment. An article published in the New York Times in 1958, recounts the story of the ensuing interaction. The Soviets suspected the group of Hungarians of firing on them and lined them up in front of a firing squad. Apparently on a whim the officer in charge, noting the violin case in Gerle's hand asked him to play a work by Tschaikovsky. The violinist's performance was sufficient to convince the officer that Gerle was a musician, not a soldier. All 26 men were released.

Following the war, Gerle played concert engagements in New York and London, often eliciting praise from critics for his flawless technique. His performances of Bach's Chaconne for solo violin and Heinrich Biber's violin sonatas were particularly renown. He made a recording of the complete Beethoven violin and piano sonatas with his second wife, pianist Marilyn Neely, for the Westminster label. A video presentation of the recording won an Emmy Award.

In 1972, Gerle began the orchestra program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, where he remained for two decades. He also taught at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Mannes College of Music in New York, and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Critics in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area praised Gerle's performances with the Friday Morning Music Club and Washington Sinfonia. The Friday Morning Music Club, known principally as an amateur group of older women before Gerle's tenure, came to be admired for their musicality and zest in performance.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert Gerle Papers covers the period from 1873 to 1992; the bulk dates are 1920 to 1960. The collection consists of scores used for performance and study. It also includes a few pieces of correspondence, various drafts of Gerle's arrangement of Zoltan Kodaly's Adagio for Strings, and a few articles consulted for study and performance of particular scores.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the University of Maryland Libraries from The Catholic University of America Libraries in January 2008 with the blessing of Robert Gerle's son. A deed for the collection is still pending.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Christina Taylor Gibson, March 2008.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Mary A. Crauderueff, April 2009.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized into six series: (I) marked violin scores, (II) marked conducting scores, (III) scores autographed by composer, (IV) scores marked by others, (V) unmarked scores, (VI) letters, notes, and newspaper clippings.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Marked Violin Scores, 1898-1992 (3.00 linear feet)

This series contains over 130 scores, probably used for violin practice and performance during Gerle's career as a concert violinist. Although many scores are undated, those with dates span from 1898 to 1992, with the bulk of the material from 1920 to 1960. They are arranged alphabetically by composer. A few exceptions to this organizational method can be found in cases where Gerle had clearly bundled two scores together. In those cases both scores are filed together alphabetically by the composer of the first score in the folder.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Achron, Joseph. Hebraische Melodie,. Handwritten score, Gerle., undated series 1box 1folder 1
Allenbrook, Douglas. "A Set of Passions," 5 pieces for Harpsichord and Violin, . Handwritten, photostat. Complete violin part, incomplete piano-violin score., undated series 1box 1folder 2
Allenbrook, Douglas. Concerto un arco, . Handwritten, parts written by Gerle, score photostat. Violin parts only, multiple copies., undated series 1box 1folder 3
Bach, J.S. Concerto en La mineur, Paris: Éditions Salabert. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1921 series 1box 1folder 4
Bach, J.S. Inventionen, Violine und Klavier, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Score and violin part, only violin part marked., undated series 1box 1folder 5
Bach, J.S. Sonatas and Partitas, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Notes by Gerle and others. For solo violin., 1930 series 1box 1folder 6
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Konzert Nr. 2, E Major, Leipzig: C.F. Peter. Violin part and piano-violin score, both marked., undated series 1box 1folder 7
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Violinkonzert für Pianoforte und 2 Violine, d major, New York: C.F. Peters. Violin parts, both marked., undated series 1box 1folder 8
Bartók, Béla. Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Pianoforte, London: Hawkes and Son. Violin part., 1942 series 1box 1folder 9
Bartók, Belá and Mihály Mosonyi. Magyar Parasztdal, . Handwritten, probably Gerle"s hand. Violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 1folder 10
Bartók, Béla. Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano, New York: Associated Music Publishers. Violin part and piano-violin score, mostly violin part marked., 1929 series 1box 1folder 11
Bartók, Béla. Ungarische Volksweisen , arranged by Szigeti, Wien: Universal-Edition A.G. Violin part and piano-violin score, both marked., 1927 series 1box 1folder 12
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Konzert für Violine und Orchester, Op. 61, München: G. Henle Verlag. Violin part and piano-violin score, violin part marked., 1982 series 1box 1folder 13
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Quatuor, Op. 95, F major. Photocopy of violin I part only., undated series 1box 1folder 14
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Septet, Op. 20, New York: C.F. Peters. Parts only. Violin part marked in Gerle's hand, other parts marked in other hands., undated series 1box 1folder 15
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonatas for Violin and Piano, New York: G. Schirmer.Violin parts only. Sonatas 7 and 8 marked., 1894 series 1box 1folder 16
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonaten für Pianoforte und Violine, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Violin parts only. Incomplete. Heavily marked., undated series 1box 1folder 17
Beglarian, Grant. Sonata for Violin and Piano, . Violin part and piano-violin score. Very few markings., 1949 series 1box 1folder 18
Berg, Alban. Kammerkonzert für Klavier und Geige mit dreizehn Bl?sern, Wein: Universal Edition. Violin part only., 1954 series 1box 1folder 19
Berg, Alban. Violinkonzert für Klavier und Violine, Wien: Universal Edition. Violin part and piano-violin score. Only violin part marked., 1938 series 1box 1folder 20
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Sonatas, . Photostat. Few markings., undated series 1box 1folder 21
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Rosencranz Violinsonaten, no. 2., undated series 1box 1folder 22
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Rosencranz Violin Sonatas, no. 6, "Lamento.", undated series 1box 1folder 23
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Rosencranz Sonatas, no. 10, "The Crucificion.", undated series 1box 1folder 24
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Rosencranz Sonatas, no. 11, "The Resurrection.", undated series 1box 1folder 25
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Rosencranz Violin Sonatas no. 12, "The Ascension.", undated series 1box 1folder 26
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von. Rosencranz Sonatas, no. 13, "The Manifestation of the Holy Ghost.", undated series 1box 1folder 27
Book of Violin Sonatas, untitled, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel. Violin parts and scores., undated series 1box 1folder 28
Bottesini, G. Grand Duo Concertant pour Violon et Contrebasse, edited by M. Flechsig. Photocopy with additional markings., undated series 1box 1folder 29
Boulanger, Lili. Nocturne, Paris: Ricordi. Photocopy, no fresh marks., 1918 series 1box 1folder 30
Brahms, Johannes. Scherzo, Heinrichshofen. Violin part (photocopied) and piano-violin score. Extra sheet of score. [taped up playing score, no title or date given], undated series 1box 2folder 1
Brahms, Johannes. Hungarian Dances No.s 6-10, transcribed for violin and piano by Joseph Joachim, New York: G. Schirmer. Piano-violin score., 1922 series 1box 2folder 2
Brahms, Johannes. Konzert in D dur, Op. 77, Berlin: N. Simrock. Piano-violin score. Few markings., 1929 series 1box 2folder 3
Bruch, Max. Concerto, g minor, Op. 26, New York: G. Schirmer. Violin part and piano-violin score. Markings on violin part only., 1928 series 1box 2folder 4
Chopin, Frederic. Mazurka Op. 33, n. 2, arranged by Fritz Kreisler. Violin part and piano-violin score. Markings on violin part only., 1923 series 1box 2folder 5
Copland, Aaron. Sonata for Violin and Piano, London: Hawkes and Son. Violin parts only., 1924 series 1box 2folder 6
Corelli, Arcangelo. Kammersonate no. 2, Leipzig: Fr. Kistner and C.F.W. Siegel. Violin part., undated series 1box 2folder 7
Couperin, François. Pastorale, unpublished. Handwritten, 2 copies, one more complete than the other, very few extra notes. Violin parts and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 2folder 8
Debussy, Claude. Il pleure dans mon Coeur, transcription for violin and piano by Arthur Hartman, Paris: Jean Jobert. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1908 series 1box 2folder 9
Debussy, Claude. La fille aux cheveux de Lin, transcription for violin and piano by Arthur Hartman, publisher unknown. Violin part., undated series 1box 2folder 10
Debussy, Claude. Premiere Rhapsodie, transcription by Carmen Fortè, Paris: Durand and Cie. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1926 series 1box 2folder 11
Delius, Frederick. Concerto for Violin and Piano, London: Augener Ltd.. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1919 series 1box 2folder 12
Delius, Frederick. Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, London: Boosey and Hawkes. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1924 series 1box 2folder 13
Diamond, David. Perpetual Motion, Philadelphia: Elkan-Vogel Co.. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1947 series 1box 2folder 14
Dvořák, Antonin. Concerto in A minor, Opus 53 for Violin and Piano, edited by Ivan Galamian, New York: International Musica Company. Violin part., 1975 series 1box 2folder 15
Dvořák, Antonin. Waldesruhe Klid: Adagio für Violine und Klavier, Berlin: N. Simrock. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1894 series 1box 2folder 16
Enesco, Georges. Kadenzen zu W.A. Mozarts Violin-Konzert Nr. 7, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1932 series 1box 2folder 17
Falla, Manuel de. "Seguidilla Murciana" from Siete Canciones. Handwritten transcription of violin (vocal) line. Incipits of all canciones., undated series 1box 2folder 18
Fauré, Gabriel. Andante, Paris: J. Hamelle. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1923 series 1box 2folder 19
Fauré, Gabriel. Sonata, New York: International Music Company. Violin part., 1956 series 1box 2folder 20
Fiocco, J.H. Seven Pieces from the 18th Century: Allegro arranged for violin and piano by Arthur Bent and Norman O'Neill, London: Schott and Co.. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1910 series 1box 2folder 21
Glazunov, Alexander. Concerto, edited by David Oistrakh, New York: International Music Company. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1967 series 1box 2folder 22
Handel, George Frederic. Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano, edited by Leopold Auer and Carl Friedberg, New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part., 1919 series 1box 2folder 23
Handel, George Frederic. Violin-Konzert: Sonata a 5, Violin und Klavier, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Violin part and piano-violin scores. Handwritten parts, and additions to score enclosed., 1935 series 1box 2folder 24
Handel, George Frederic. Sonata, h.w. 21. Photostat, no publisher included. Full score for violin solo and string orchestra., undated series 1box 2folder 25
Handel, George Frederic. Sonate B Dur, Op. 2, nr. 4, 2 Violinen und Klavier, Frankfurt: C.F. Peters. Violin I, violin II, and full piano-violins score., 1935 series 1box 2folder 26
Handel, Geroge Frederic. Neunn deutche Arien für Sopran, Violine, und Basso continuo, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. Violin and cello parts; full score., 1979 series 1box 2folder 27
Harris, Roy. Violin Concerto, violin part. Handwritten transcript., undated series 1box 3folder 1
Haydn, Joseph. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major. Handwritten transcript of violin part and cadenza., undated series 1box 3folder 2
Haydn, Joseph. Concerto in La für Violine und Orchester, Wien: Haydn-Mozart-Presse. Violin parts, piano-violin score, and handwritten cadenzas., 1952 series 1box 3folder 3
Haydn, Michael. "Cadenzas for Concerto in B-flat Major." Handwritten in Gerle's hand., undated series 1box 3folder 4
Haydn, Michael. Violinkonzert in B-Dur. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger. Parts only. Violin II part marked., 1960 series 1box 3folder 5
Haydn, Michael. Violinkonzert in B-Dur. , undated series 1box 3folder 6
Wien: Ludwig Doblinger.Violin I part. Handwritten cadenzas enclosed., 1960 series 1box 3folder 6item 1.0
Photocopy of manuscript score., undated series 1box 3folder 6item 2.0
Wien: Ludwig Doblinger. Violin I part and piano-violin part., 1960 series 1box 3folder 6item 3.0
Haydn, Michael. Violinkonzert in B-Dur. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger. Parts and full score., 1960 series 1box 3folder 7
Hindemith, Paul. Konzert für Violine und Orchester. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Violin and piano-violin score. Violin part marked., 1939 series 1box 3folder 8
Honegger, Arthur. Sonate pour violon seul. Paris: Éditions Salabert. Violin part., 1958 series 1box 3folder 9
Hubay, Jenö. Hejre Kati, edited by Gustav Sainger. New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part., 1958 series 1box 3folder 10
Hubay, Jenö., undated series 1box 3folder 11
Hubay, Jenö. Der Zephir Op. 30, no. 5, London: Julius Hainauer. Violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 3folder 11item 1.0
Hubay, Jenö. Scènes de la Csárda No. 3, Paris: J. Hamelle. Inserted in Der Zephir., undated series 1box 3folder 11item 2.0
Hummel, Johann Nepomunk and Jascha Heifetz. Rondo. Handwritten piano-violin score., undated series 1box 3folder 12
Joachim and Beethoven, undated series 1box 3folder 13
Joachim, Johann. Cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto, New York: International Music Company. Violin only., 1945 series 1box 3folder 13item 1.0
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Violinkonzert, Op. 61, no publisher. Violin part., undated series 1box 3folder 13item 2.0
Kodály, Zoltán. Adagio for String Orcehstra. , undated series 1box 3folder 14
Full Score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copy, printed., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 1.0
Full Score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copy, printed., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 2.0
Full Score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copy, Printed on scrap paper., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 3.0
Parts. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copies, printed., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 4.0
Parts and full score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copies, printed, 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 5.0
Full Score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copy, printed., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 6.0
Full Score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Clean copy, printed., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 7.0
Full score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Handwritten score., 1992 series 1box 3folder 14item 8.0
Full score. Transcribed by Robert Gerle. Handwritten score, with editing marks., undated series 1box 3folder 14item 9.0
Budapest: Rózsavölgyi. Piano and violin score. Violin part, pages missing., 1910 series 1box 3folder 14item 10.0
Budapest: Editio Musica. Violin and Viola parts. Inserted in cover of item 10., 1950 series 1box 3folder 14item 11.0
Kosa, Gyorgy. Violinstüke. Handwritten. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1943 series 1box 3folder 15
Krenek, Ernst. Klavierauszug, Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 2, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Handwritten. Violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 3folder 16
Lewis, Robert Hall. Nuances for Violin and Piano. Dedicated to "Marilyn [Neeley] and Robert [Gerle]." Complete score. (2 copies), 1974 series 1box 3folder 17
Martin, Frank. Violinkonzert, Wien: Universal Edition. Arranged for piano four-hands and violin. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1951 series 1box 3folder 18
Mendelssohn, Felix. Oktet, Op. 20, New York: C.F. Peters. Parts. Violin I part marked in Gerle"s hand., undated series 1box 3folder 19
Milhaud, Darius. 2nd Sonate pour Violon et Piano, Paris: Durand. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1917 series 1box 3folder 20
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus and Joseph Joachim. Concerto No. 4, D major, Leipzig: N. Simrock. Violin part., 1905 series 1box 4folder 1
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus and Joseph Joachim. Concerto No. 5, A major, Leipzig: N. Simrock. Piano-violin score., 1905 series 1box 4folder 2
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus and Joseph Joachim. Concerto No. 5, A major, London: N. Simrock. Violin part, Piano-violin score., 1905 series 1box 4folder 3
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus and Joseph Joachim. Concerto No. 5, A major, London: N. Simrock. Violin part, piano-violin score. 2 copies of violin part., 1905 series 1box 4folder 4
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Drittes Konzert, G major, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Violin part., 1930 series 1box 4folder 5
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sonatas No. 25-42. No cover, incomplete anthology? Violin parts only., undated series 1box 4folder 6
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sonata No. 8, C major, New York: G. Schirmer. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1906 series 1box 4folder 7
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Zweites Konzert, D major, New York: C.F. Peters. Violin part, piano-violin score, notes and cadenzas in Gerle's hand., undated series 1box 4folder 8
Paganini, Niccolò. Concerto Nr. 2, B minor, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Violin part, piano-violin score, and cadenza by Arthur Balsam., 1909 series 1box 4folder 9
Paganini, Niccolò. Capricen Opus 1, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Incomplete, no.s XV-XXIV. Violin part., undated series 1box 4folder 10
Paganini, Niccolò. La Campanella, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Violin part, piano-violin score., 1909 series 1box 4folder 11
Paganini, Niccolò. Violin-Konzert Nr. 1, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1913 series 1box 4folder 12
Paganini, Niccolò and Émile Sauret. Cadenza for Violin Concerto in D Major, New York: Edward B. Marks. Violin part., 1943 series 1box 4folder 13
Piston, Walter. Sonatina for Violin and Harpsichord, New York: Boosey and Hawkes. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1948 series 1box 4folder 14
Porpora, Nicola and Fritz Kreisler. Menuett, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1910 series 1box 4folder 15
Ravel, Maurice. Sonatine pour le Piano, no publisher, handwritten copy in Gerle's hand. Piano-violin score., undated series 1box 4folder 16
Reger, Max. Sieben Sonaten für die Violine allein, Op. 91, no.s 5 and 6, Berlin: Ed. Bote and G. Bock. Violin part., 1906 series 1box 4folder 17
Respighi, Ottorino. Concerto Gregoriano, Wien: Universal Edition. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1922 series 1box 4folder 18
Riegger, Wallingford. Sonatina, New York: Edward B. Marks. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1948 series 1box 4folder 19
Schubert, Franz. Moments Musicaux, Op. 94, no. 2, transcribed by Leopold Auer, Berlin: Ed. Bote and G. Bock. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1904 series 1box 4folder 20
Schubert, Franz. Sonata for cello and piano, "Arpeggione," a minor, New York: International Music Company. Cello part and piano-cello score., 1943 series 1box 4folder 21
Schumann, Robert. Violin-Konzert , d minor, London: Schott. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1937 series 1box 5folder 1
Schumann, Robert. Pictures from Fairyland, op. 113, New York: G. Schirmer. Violin part, viola part, and piano-violin score., 1898 series 1box 5folder 2
Schumann, Robert. Neun Ballscenen, Leipzig: J. Schuberth. Violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 5folder 3
Schumann, Robert. 2 Sonata s, Op. 105 and 121, New York: International Music Company. Violin part., undated series 1box 5folder 4
Sibelius, Jean. Romance in C für Streichorchester, Op. 42, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score. [unsure if used for conducting or playing or teaching], undated series 1box 5folder 5
Sivori, Camillo. Romances sans Paroles pour Violon, Op. 23, no. 1, Paris: Escudier. Violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 5folder 6
Stevens, Halsey. Suite for Solo Violin, dedicated to Robert Gerle, New York: American Composers' Alliance. Multiple copies, some printed some photostats, some heavily marked, some barely marked. Violin part., 1954 series 1box 5folder 7
Strauss, Richard. Violinconcert, Op. 8, Wien: Universal Edition. Violin part., undated series 1box 5folder 8
Stravinsky, Igor. Danse Russe. Handwritten transcription. Violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 1box 5folder 9
Suk, Josef. "Quasi Ballate," Vier Stücke für Violine und Klavier, Op. 17, Leipzig: N. Simrock. Violin part., 1900 series 1box 5folder 10
Tchaikovsky, Peter. Concerto, D major, Op. 35, London: C.F. Peters. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1931 series 1box 5folder 11
Tchaikovsky, Peter. Concerto, D major, Op. 35, London: C.F. Peters. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1931 series 1box 5folder 12
Tchaikovsky, Peter. Sérénade Mélancolique, Op. 26, New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1922 series 1box 5folder 13
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. The Lark Ascending, no publisher. Gerle"s hand. Violin part, piano-violin score., undated series 1box 5folder 14
Veracini, Francisco Maria. Sonate, Edition Peters. Violin part., undated series 1box 5folder 15
Vieuxtemps, Henri. Concerto No. 5, New York: G. Schirmer. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1901 series 1box 5folder 16
Vieuxtemps, Henri. Rondino, New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part., 1916 series 1box 5folder 17
Vieuxtemps, Henri. Trois Cadences pour le Concerto de Violon de L. van Beethoven. Photocopy. Violin part., undated series 1box 5folder 18
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto en Fa maggiore per Violino, Archi e Organo, "L'Autunno," Milano: G. Ricordi. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1955 series 1box 6folder 1
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto en Fa minor per Violino, Archi, e Organo, "L'inverno," Milano: G. Ricordi. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1955 series 1box 6folder 2
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto en Mi maggiore per Violino, Archi, e Organo, "La Primavera," Milano: G. Ricordi. Violin part and piano-violin score, 1955 series 1box 6folder 3
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto en Sol minor per Violino, Archi, e Organo, "L'Estate," Milano: G. Ricordi. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1955 series 1box 6folder 4
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto con Violino Solo obligato, Op. 3, No. 9, Zürich: Edition Eulenberg. Parts and photocopies. Violin I part marked by Gerle., 1966 series 1box 6folder 5
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto en Ré majeur, Op. 3, No. 9, Paris: Max Eschig. Violin part, photocopy of violin part, piano-violin score., 1928 series 1box 6folder 6
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto in Si-flat Maggiore, Milan: Ricordi. 2 copies of violin part, full score., 1961 series 1box 6folder 7
Vivaldi, Antonio. Violin-Konzert, Op. 3, No. 6, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1930 series 1box 6folder 8
Weber, Carl Maria von. Rondo, Op. 24, New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1926 series 1box 6folder 9
Webern, Anton. Vier Stücke, Op. 7, Wien: Universal Edition. Piano-violin part. 2 copies., 1922 series 1box 6folder 10
Weiner, Leo. Sonate No. 2, Budapest: Editio Musica. Violin part and piano-violin score. 2 copies of violin part., 1955 series 1box 6folder 11
Weiner, Leo. Streichtrio, g minor, Berlin: Ed. Bote and G. Bock. Violin part, photocopies, disordered., 1909 series 1box 6folder 12
Wieniawski, Henri. Second Concerto Ré mineur pour Violon, Op. 22, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Violin part., undated series 1box 6folder 13
Wieniawski, Henri. Violin-Konzert No. 2, d minor, Op. 22, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Piano-violin score., undated series 1box 6folder 14
Weill, Kurt. Konzert für Violine und Blasorchester, Op. 12, Wien: Universal Edition. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1925 series 1box 6folder 15
Ysaÿe, Eugène. Six Sonates pour Violon Seul, Op. 27, New York; G. Schirmer. Violin part., 1924 series 1box 6folder 16
Zarzycki, Alex. Mazourka, Berlin: Ed. Bote and G. Bock. Violin part., 1906 series 1box 6folder 17

Series 2: Marked conducting scores, 1922-1986 (2.00 linear feet)

This series contains over fifty scores probably used in performance and practice during Gerle's career as a conductor. They date from 1922 to 1986; the bulk of the collection is from 1940 to 1960. They are arranged alphabetically by composer. A few exceptions to this organizational method can be found in cases where Gerle had clearly bundled two scores together. In those cases both scores are filed together alphabetically by the composer of the first score in the folder.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony No. 3, E-flat major, Op. 55, New York: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 7folder 1
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony No. 6, F major, Op. 68, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 7folder 2
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony No. 7, A major, Op. 92, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 7folder 3
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony No. 9, d minor, Op. 125, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel. Enclosed; Max Rudolf, "The Metronome Indications in Beethoven's Symphonies." Full score., undated series 2box 7folder 4
Berlioz, Hector. Phatastische Symphonie, Op. 14, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 7folder 5
Bernstein, Leonard. Overture to "Candide," New York: G. Schirmer. Full score., 1957 series 2box 7folder 6
Bizet, George. Jeux D'enfant, op. 22, Miami, FL.: Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 7folder 7
Bloch, Ernest. Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with Piano Obbligato, New York: Alexander Broude. Full score., 1925 series 2box 8folder 1
Boccherini, Luigi. Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester, B-flat major, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 2
Borodine, Alexander. Deuxième Symphonie, b minor, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 3
Brahms, Johannes. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 56, New York: Southern Music Publishing Company. Full score., 1953 series 2box 8folder 4
Brahms, Johannes. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 5
Brahms, Johannes. Festive and Commemorative Music, Op. 109, arranged for brass ensemble by Fred. W. Teuber, Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press. -- Parts and full score. A handwritten horn part, possibly used as a substitution for B-flat trumpet, enclosed. Appears to be Gerle's hand (?), 1922 series 2box 8folder 6
Brahms, Johannes. Symphonie Nr. 1, c minor, Op. 68, Weisbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 7
Brahms, Johannes. Symphonie Nr. 2, D major. Op. 73, Weisbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 8
Brahms, Johannes. Tragic Overture, d minor, Op. 81, London: Goodwin and Tabb. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 9
Britten, Benjamin. The Building of the House, "Overture," Op. 79, London: Faber Music. Full score., 1968 series 2box 8folder 10
Cherubini, Luigi. Eight Marches for Brass Ensemble, London: Mills Music. Full score and parts., 1962 series 2box 8folder 11
Copland, Aaron. Fanfare for the Common Man, London: Boosey and Hawkes. Full score and parts., 1944 series 2box 8folder 12
Debussy, Claude. Nocturnes, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 8folder 13
Dukas, Paul. Fanfare for Brass Quintet, arranged by Wayne Barrington, Paris: Durand. Full score and parts., 1927 series 2box 9folder 1
Dvorak, Anton. Serenade for Strings, Op. 22, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, undated. Full score., undated series 2box 9folder 2
Ellis, David. L. Full score., 1977 series 2box 9folder 3
Françaix, Jean. Sérénade pour petit orchestre, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Full score. Insert: notes for performance., 1959 series 2box 9folder 4
Gabrieli, Giovanni. Canzon septimi toni No.2, North Eston, MA: Robert King Music. Full score and parts., 1958 series 2box 9folder 5
Gershwin, George. "I Got Rhythm" Variations, New York: New World Music. Full score., 1953 series 2box 9folder 6
Gould, Morton. Elegy, New York: G. Schirmer., 1978 series 2box 9folder 7
Gounod, Charles. Petite Symphonie, New York: Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 9folder 8
Handel, George Frederic. Concerto Grosso, New York: Broude Brother. Full score., undated series 2box 9folder 9
Handel, George Frederic. Three Pieces from the Water Music, transcribed for Brass Choir or Sextet, North Easton, MA: Robert King Music Co. Full score and parts., 1955 series 2box 9folder 10
Handel. George Frederic. Watermusic, Concerto No. 25, F major, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., 1968 series 2box 9folder 11
Hanson Howard. Pan and the Priest: A Symphonic Poem, Op. 26, New York: Carl Fischer. Full score., 1973 series 2box 9folder 12
Haydn, Joseph. Sinfonie Concertante, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 9folder 13
Haydn, Joseph. Symphonie Nr. 104, Weisbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 9folder 14
Haydn, Joseph. Toy Symphony, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 9folder 15
Howe, Mary. Stars and Sand. New York: Galaxy Music Co. Full score., 1963 series 2box 10folder 1
Ives, Charles. Symphony no. 3 "The Camp Meeting," New York: Associated Music Publishers. Full score. Insert: photocopy of notes by David Wooldridge, and handwritten list of errors., 1964 series 2box 10folder 2
Ives, Charles. Variations on "America," arranged by William Schuman for Orchestra, Bryn Mawr, PA: Merion Music. Full score., 1964 series 2box 10folder 3
Mahler, Gustav. "Adagietto" from Symphony No. 5, photocopy, no publisher. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 4
Mendelssohn, Felix. Otteto, Op. 20, Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 5
Mendelssohn, Felix. Symphonie Nr. 4, A major, Op. 90, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 6
Mendelssohn, Felix. Symphony No. 5, "Reformation," D major, Op. 107, New York: Southern Music Publishing. Full score., 1952 series 2box 10folder 7
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. "Overture" to Don Giovanni, New York: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 8
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Lucio Silla, Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. Photocopy. Full score., 1986 series 2box 10folder 9
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sinfonie in C. Photocopy, no publisher. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 10
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Symphony No. 32, G major, New York: Edwinn F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 11
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Symphony No. 35, "Haffner," D major, New York: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 10folder 12
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sinfonie in G, Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. Photocopy. Full score., 1984 series 2box 10folder 13
Nobre, Marlos. Biosfera para orquestra de cordas, Darmstadt: Tonos International. Full score., 1972 series 2box 11folder 1
Rachmaninoff, Serge. Rapsodie, New York: Charles Foley. Photocopy. Full score., 1934 series 2box 11folder 2
Rachmaninoff, Serge. Symphonie No.2, e minor, Op. 27, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Miniature score. Full score., undated series 2box 11folder 3
Schuller, Gunther. Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee, London: Universal Edition. Full score., 1962 series 2box 11folder 4
Strauss, Richard. Don Juan, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 11folder 5
Stravinsky, Igor. Danse Concertantes for Chamber Orchestra, New York: Associated Music Publishers. Full score., 1942 series 2box 11folder 6
Stravinsky, Igor. Pulcinella Suite for Small Orchestra, Melville, NY: Belwin Mills. Full score., undated series 2box 11folder 7
Tschaikowsky, Peter. Romeo and Juliet, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score., undated series 2box 11folder 8
Tschaikowsky, Peter. Klavier-Konzert Nr. 1, B-flat minor, Op. 23, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., undated series 2box 11folder 9
Tschaikovsky, Peter. Suite from the Nutcracker Ballet, New York: Edwin F. Kalmus. Full score. Inserted notes analyzing form., undated series 2box 11folder 10
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto, Op. 3, No. 10, London: Hinrichsen Edition. Full score., 1939 series 2box 11folder 11
Wagner, Richard. "Overture" to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf and Härtel. Full score., 1969 series 2box 11folder 12
"Battle Hymn of the Republic," arranged for orchestra by Peter J. Wilhousky, New York: Carl Fischer. Piano-Conductor score. Photocopy, 1955 series 2box 11folder 13

Series 3: Scores Autographed by Composer, 1913-1972 (1 box)

This series contains eleven scores signed by the composers. Most of the inscriptions are addressed to Gerle but a few are to his wife, Marilyn Neeley. The materials date from 1913 to 1972 with the bulk of the material from 1958 to 1965. They are arranged alphabetically by composer. A few exceptions to this organizational method can be found in cases where Gerle had clearly bundled two scores together. In those cases both scores are filed together alphabetically by the composer of the first score in the folder.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Claoue, Yves. Sequence 87, 1967. No publisher. Signed and dated. Full score.No performance or practice markings., 1967 series 3box 12folder 1
Dohnányi, Ernst V., undated series 3box 12folder 2
Dohnányi, Ernst V. Sonata, Op. 21, New York: Associated Music Publishers. Incomplete and brittle violin part and piano-violin score. Violin part marked., 195? series 3box 12folder 2item 1.0
Dohnányi, Ernst V. Sonata, Op. 21, Leipzig: N. Simrock. Violin part and piano-violin score marked., 1913 series 3box 12folder 2item 2.0
Finney, Ross Lee. Fantasy in Two Movements, New York: C.F. Peters Co. Violin part. A few markings., 1958 series 3box 12folder 3
Finney, Ross Lee. Third Sonata in A for Violin and Piano, South Hadley, MA: The Valley Music Press. Violin part and piano-violin score. No markings., 1957 series 3box 12folder 4
2 items, undated series 3box 12folder 5
Ghertzoviči, Adia. Stereophonie (Hommages), Tel-Aviv: Or-Tav. Violin part., 1972 series 3box 12folder 5item 1.0
Waxman, Franz. Chaconne a Son Gout, transcribed by Peter J. Wilson. No publisher. Violin part., undated series 3box 12folder 5item 2.0
Guarnieri, M. Camargo. Sonata No. 4 para Violin y Piano, Buenos Aires: Ricordi. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1957 series 3box 12folder 6
Hubay, Jenö. Before her Picture, New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1917 series 3box 12folder 7
Kohs, Ellis B. Variations on L"Homme Armé for Piano, New York: Mercury Music Corporation. Piano score. Unmarked. Inscription addressed to Marilyn Neeley., 1962 series 3box 12folder 8
R. de Salles, Marcos. Sonho de Tartini: Cadencia para a Sonata em Sol menor de G. Tartini, Saõ Paulo: Marani & Lo Turco. Violin part.Unmarked score., undated series 3box 12folder 9
Sicilianos, Yorgo. Eight Children's Miniatures, Athens: Yorgo Sicilianos. For piano solo. Marked. Inscription addressed to Marilyn Neeley., 1965 series 3box 12folder 10
Stevens, Halsey, undated series 3box 12folder 11
Stevens, Halsey. Suite for Solo Violin (1954), Los Angeles: Helios Music Edition. Marked. Violin part., 1958 series 3box 12folder 11item 1.0
Photocopy: Stevens, Halsey. Suite for Solo Violin (1954), Los Angeles: Helios Music Edition. Marked. Violin part., 1958 series 3box 12folder 11item 2.0

Series 4: Marked by Others, 1905-1964 (13 folders)

This series contains thirteen scores, all marked for performance or practice by hand other than Gerle's. In some cases, it appears Gerle bought the score second-hand or borrowed it from a colleague; in other cases the scores appear to belong to his first wife, Louella Hobbs. The materials date from 1905 to 1964 with the bulk of the materials from 1914 to 1949. They are arranged alphabetically by composer.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bartók, Béla. Premiére Sonate pour violon et piano, London: Hawkes and Son. Piano-violin score., 1923 series 4box 13folder 1
Dinicu, Gregora? and Jascha Heifetz. Hora Staccato, New York: Carl Fischer. Violin part and piano-violin score. Louella Hobbs' name on cover., 1930 series 4box 13folder 2
Eccles, Henri. Sonate, arranged for solo violin by J. Salmon, Paris: Ricordi. Violin part., 1914 series 4box 13folder 3
Eccles, Henri. Sonate, arranged for solo violin by J. Salmon, Paris: Ricordi. Name on cover G. Binon. Piano-violin score., 1914 series 4box 13folder 4
Joachim, Joseph. Konzert, no publisher. Name on first page, David C?. Piano-violin scores., undated series 4box 13folder 5
Křenek, Ernst. Violinkonzert, Violino e Piano, Op. 29, Wien: Universal Edition. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1925 series 4box 13folder 6
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sonaten für Klavier und Violine, New York: C.F. Peters. Violin parts., 1912 series 4box 13folder 7
Prokofieff, Serge. Concerto No.1, New York: Leeds Music Corporation. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1949 series 4box 13folder 8
Ravel, Maurice. Sonatine for the Piano, New York: G. Schirmer. Name on cover, Marilyn Neeley. Piano score., 1905 series 4box 13folder 9
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto en Ré Majeur, Paris: Max Eschig. Piano-violin score. Insert: note of sale of violin signed by Gerle., 1928 series 4box 13folder 10
Vivaldi, Antonio. Concerto in F Major, New York: International Music Co. Parts and full score., 1964 series 4box 13folder 11
Vivaldi, Antonio and Tivadar Nachèz. Concerto in A minor, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Violin part and piano-violin score. Name on cover: Louella Hobbs., 1912 series 4box 13folder 12
Wieniawski, Henri. Scherzo-Tarentelle pour Violon, Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Violin part., undated series 4box 13folder 13

Series 5: Unmarked scores, 1873-1969 (21 folders)

This series contains scores unblemished by markings of any kind, probably because these scores were not used for performance or intense rehearsal. Several are books of exercises or practice materials possibility used as teaching tools. The material dates from 1873 to 1969; most of the scores are undated. They are arranged alphabetically by composer.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Trio in E-major, no publisher. Full score. Photocopy., undated series 5box 13folder 14
Bottesini, Giovanni. Grand Duo Concertant pour Violon et Contrebasse, no publisher. Full score. Photocopy., undated series 5box 13folder 15
Campagnoli, Bartolomeo. Sept Divertissements pour le Violon composés pour l'Exercice de Sept principales positions, Leipsic: Breitkopf and Härtel. Violin part., undated series 5box 13folder 16
Church, Stanley. Essentials of Violin Technic: Daily Studies for Advanced Players, Toledo, OH: Self-published, undated. Enclosed: letter from Church to Gerle, 19 Oct. Violin part., 1957 series 5box 13folder 17
Cooper, Paul. Sonata for Violin and Piano. Piano-violin score. No publisher., 1962 series 5box 13folder 18
Debussy, Claude. Bruyeres. Handwritten score, not Gerle's hand. Piano-violin score. Inscription reads: "A mon chere ami, Robert Gerle transcription de morceaux de Debussy pour Ch. Reiner.", undated series 5box 13folder 19
Debussy, Claude. La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin, transcription for violin and piano by Arhtur Hartmann, Paris: Durand. Violin part and piano-violin score. Two photocopies, one taped-up for performance., 1910 series 5box 13folder 20
Debussy, Claude. Première Rhapsodie, no publisher. Violin score. Handwritten score., undated series 5box 13folder 21
Debussy, Claude. "The Little Shepherd" from Children"s Corner, no publisher. Piano-violin score. Handwritten score., undated series 5box 13folder 22
Enesco, Georges. Prelude Op. 9, edited by Anna Gaub, no publisher. Photocopy of handwritten score. Violin part only., undated series 5box 13folder 23
Hubay, Jenö. Hejre Kate, edited by Gustav Saenger, New York: Carl Fischer. Piano-violin score., 1912 series 5box 13folder 24
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. Introduction, Theme and Variations, Op. 102, London: Musica Rara. Piano-violin score. Enclosed: letter and resume from Kathleen Golding., 1969 series 5box 13folder 25
Joachim, Joseph. Ungarische Tänze No. 6, no publisher. Piano-violin score. Photocopy., undated series 5box 13folder 26
Kreisler, Fritz. Liebesleid, Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Piano-violin score. Photocopy paste-up., 1910 series 5box 13folder 27
Lalo, Edouard. Symphonie espagnole, Edition Peters. Violin part and piano-violin score. Name on cover, Alfred Berndorfer., undated series 5box 13folder 28
Lees, Benjamin. Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 1. No publisher. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1953 series 5box 13folder 29
Sarasate, Pablo de. Spanische Tänze III, Berlin: N. Simrock. Piano-violin score. Photocopy. Taped-up., undated series 5box 13folder 30
Tibor, Sárai. Capriccio, Budapest: Editio Musica. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1960 series 5box 13folder 31
Virizlay, Mihaly. Ének. No publisher. Taped-up photocopy, violin part and piano-violin score., undated series 5box 13folder 32
Vivaldi, Antonio and J.S. Bach. Violin Concerto in E major, London: Novello and Co.. Violin part and piano-violin score., 1968 series 5box 13folder 33
Wagner, Richard. Albumblatt, Leipzig: E.W. Fritzsch. Complete score. Illegible name on cover., 1873 series 5box 13folder 34
Two unknown, unmarked, incomplete scores., undated series 5box 13folder 35

Series 6: Letters, notes, newspaper clippings, 1969-1994, undated (1 folder)

This series contains four items of miscellaneous material not in keeping with the rest of the collection. It includes a letter from Serge Gut, a letter from Gail Kubik, illegible notes unattached to a score, and a clipping from the Rand Daily Mail.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Jose Sack, "Masterly Brahms," Rand Daily Mail, 7 Feb., 1972 series 6box 13folder 36

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